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Found this cool terrestrial flatworm on a brick wall.
Yes, see the title? Apologies for not changing the caption previously.
It's a terrestrial flat worm...
Nice spot John! Very similar to one I spotted in Ecuador last month http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/167...
Terrestrial flatworm (Platyheminthes), Las Brisas Nature Reserve, Costa Rica http://danielproud.wordpress.com/other-i... is the same "group" as yours. Similar also are http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/costa_rica... and http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigal_river...
@John, it would be segmented if it were a leech but I don't know to what degree segmentation is apparent in all cases. @Gilma, one part of PN is to document wildlife in YOUR area. If you don't post, you don't contribute to that particular goal :-)
Thank you, S Frazier, I do give up when nobody can help me ID certain animals, insects, beetles, butterflies, and don't post new ones after that....?!
This looks like a flatworm to me too. I found one once in Mexico, not as pretty as yours, it was brown with a slightly darker central stripe.http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/147...
Interesting thought. It very well could be, I am no expert on invertebrates. I called it a leech because it appeared to have an oral and a caudal sucker. And Gilma, Frazier is right. You should post whatever you have. Maybe some planarian expert will find your pictures!
Is this really a "leech"? Is it not a terrestrial flatworm/land planarian? See mine here http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/826... @Gilma, I think you should post any spotting that has the potential to be identified.
Nice!! Not popular here though, I asked for help to ID one... 0 responses so I did not add the one like your or others I spotted. : ( Hope you get an ID?!
Spotted on Jun 15, 2011 Submitted on Jan 4, 2013
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